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News is all good with Celtics 100-75 win over Orlando Magic

The good news for the Celtics was even better than the final score of 100-75 in favor of Boston over the Orlando Magic. With a bunch of newcomers, the Boys From Bean Town played like a crew that had been together for years.



This one had a little bit of everything. Jayson Tatum was high man for Boston with 15 points, while also grabbing five rebounds. Tatum and Jaylen Brown shared plus/minus honors with a +27 each. Brown scored 11 points and added seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. Gordon Hayward was a bit off on his shooting (3-of-10 FG, 1-of-5 on 3s), but everything else looked great. He put up his normal diverse line of nine points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal.



The three wings - Brown, Tatum and Hayward - will be a menace for defenders if they keep playing this way. But Marcus Smart put on a show of his own last night. With Kemba Walker out, Smart took over point guard duties as a starter and scored 14 points on 5-of-8 from the field and 4-of-6 on treys. Yes, you read that right. His no-look, spin runaway 3-pointer was hilarious - and even got a smile from Boston's Wolverine-in-Residence.


With Orlando's big man, Nikola Vucevic, out with injury, Brad Stevens went with Daniel Theis at center to start the game and he came away with four points, nine boards, three assists and the one block displayed in the video above. It was great to see Daniel out there. Daniel has trouble with some of the brute-centers, but it worked last night.


Frankly, there is too much good news from this victory to put into one article, so look for more from me later today. Tremont Waters still intrigues me. He eventually needs to land on a full-time NBA roster, and I am hoping that will be with the Celtics. I will get more into that, in addition to giving some thoughts on Enes Kanter, Vincent Poirier, Carson Edwards, Romeo Langford, Javonte Green - and yes, Tacko Fall. The Orlando crowd really wanted to see Tacko in the game - watch below:


Note: Celtics story lines will be coming out fast and frequent. I am looking for another writer for this blog. A current college journalism student would be perfect. Let me know at @CelticsSentinel or lanetomlin@aol.com.


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